Boxing

Carl Frampton to make ring return this summer

Not going out like that. Carl Frampton doesn't want to end his career on his loss to Josh Warrington
Andy Watters

CARL Frampton has confirmed that he will fight again and he is prepared to travel and perhaps even drop back down to super-bantamweight if the right offer – a world title shot – came his way.

After losing to Josh Warrington on December 22, Frampton had seriously considered retirement, even telling his family “that's me done” but now that the dust has settled the 31-year-old is confident he can be a world champion once again.

“My performance that night (against Warrington) still annoys me,” he said.

“Josh Warrington won fair and square but I believe I can win a world title. I wouldn't be thinking about continuing to fight if I didn't believe that.

"I want to be a world champion again and there's positive vibes coming out of certain camps, Leo Santa Cruz and Oscar Valdez in particular.”

Frampton's next appearance will be this summer, after he has put his legal issues with former handlers Cyclone Promotions “put to bed”.

“A break will do me good and I'd like to fight in the summer again,” he said.

“I have a court case as well coming up which I'd like to get behind me and put to bed before I fight again. A break will do my good, Jamie Moore doesn't want me anywhere near a gym until the middle of March so I'll be looking to fight in the summer.”

He added: “People can have bad nights but it's a bit different in boxing because it's not like football where you can put it right the following week.

“I'm still a big name in the division. You look at Amir Khan, who's been knocked out in his career and he's just walked into a big fight with Terence Crawford.

“I have big fights there for me, winnable fights, and I genuinely believe I can be a world champion again.”

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